Collaboration between the Career Center and Tyler Technology ISD and the Wayne D.C. Center for Exclusive Programs. Bashirs will make a difference for students with cognitive, physical and other disabilities.
Since mid-January, students at the Vocational Technical Center have been working on a number of projects that will help Bashar students in their day-to-day activities.
The components include 3D alphabet numbers and animal shapes to support reading lessons, puzzle shapes to support math lessons, adapted trays to support functional skills, such as lunch trays, tactical boxes for science lessons to help with handouts, and style. help technology devices and stencils to sign their name.
Sam Bezche, a teacher of construction and engineering technology, said the partnership actually began last year with a simple request from Boschers to print 3D handicrafts to improve students ’communication with speech problems.
He said that because of last year’s successful project, the Bashars came back with more requests and came up with ideas for facilities that would support teaching lessons, functional skills, technological skills and writing.
“They asked if we could find one or all of them and we took it upon ourselves and I decided to allow the groups to choose what they wanted to build,” Bezche said.
A total of 41 seniors and teens were involved in the project, and 10 groups were formed to distribute the projects between a mix of Tyler Legacy students and Tyler High School students studying at CTC and enrolled in an engineering class.
Tyler High School students Saul Araujo and Daira Banda were in the group responsible for building the stylus to help with the technology devices, and said the process was difficult.
“The model was very difficult to print, the stylus needed power to transfer and tap,” Banda said. He said trial and error were needed until the product was successful.
Araujo said it’s all worth it because the product will help other students.
“We’re doing our part to help them get a better education, which is good,” Araujo said.
Bezche said the process has also helped her students learn.
“They learned the process from start to finish and set a meaningful goal for their product. We often develop products that they can work and learn, but that’s more important because it goes for a bigger goal, ”he said.